FIFA World Cup awards 2010
FIFA World Cup awards
At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game.
There are currently six awards:
- the Golden Ball (currently commercially termed “adidas Golden Ball”) for best player;
- the Golden Boot (also known as the Golden Shoe, commercially termed “adidas Golden Shoe” from 1982, although now referred to again as the Golden Boot) was first awarded in 1930 for top goal scorer;
- the Golden Glove Award for best goalkeeper (first awarded in 1994);
- the Best Young Player (currently commercially termed as “Hyundai Best Young Player”) award for best player under 21 years of age at the start of the calendar year, first awarded in 2006.
- the FIFA Fair Play Trophy for the team with the best record of fair play (first awarded in 1970);
- the Most Entertaining Team award for the team that has entertained the public the most, during the World Cup final tournament, as determined by a poll of the general public, first awarded in 1994.
An All-Star Team (currently commercially termed “Mastercard All-Star Team”) comprising the best players of the tournament, is also announced for each tournament since 1990.
The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each FIFA World Cup finals, with a shortlist drawn up by the FIFA technical committee and the winner voted for by representatives of the media. Those who finish as runners-up in the vote receive the adidas Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards as the second and third most outstanding players in the tournament respectively.
|World Cup||Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|1930 Uruguay||José Nasazzi||Guillermo Stábile||José Leandro Andrade|
|1934 Italy||Giuseppe Meazza||Matthias Sindelar||Oldřich Nejedlý|
|1938 France||Leônidas||Silvio Piola||György Sárosi|
|1950 Brazil||Zizinho||Juan Schiaffino||Ademir|
|1954 Switzerland||Ferenc Puskás||Sándor Kocsis||Fritz Walter |
|1958 Sweden||Didi||Pelé||Just Fontaine|
|1962 Chile||Garrincha||Josef Masopust||Leonel Sánchez|
|1966 England||Bobby Charlton||Bobby Moore||Eusébio|
|1970 Mexico||Pelé||Wolfgang Overath||Carlos Alberto Torres|
|1974 West Germany||Johan Cruijff||Franz Beckenbauer||Kazimierz Deyna|
|1978 Argentina||Mario Kempes||Paolo Rossi||Dirceu|
The above table is unverified and needs references. The FIFA website only lists winners from 1982 onwards, while for Best Young Player (first awarded in 2006) it lists winners dating back to 1958. This is due to an internet survey conducted by FIFA where the vote was given to the fans. Such a survey was never done for the Golden Ball.
This award was first awarded in 1982.
|World Cup||Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|1982 Spain||Paolo Rossi||Falcão||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge|
|1986 Mexico||Diego Maradona||Harald Schumacher||Preben Elkjær|
|1990 Italy||Salvatore Schillaci||Lothar Matthäus||Diego Maradona|
|1994 USA||Romário||Roberto Baggio||Hristo Stoichkov|
|1998 France||Ronaldo||Davor Šuker||Lilian Thuram|
|2002 Korea/Japan||Oliver Kahn||Ronaldo||Hong Myung-Bo|
|2006 Germany||Zinedine Zidane||Fabio Cannavaro||Andrea Pirlo|
|2010 South Africa||Diego Forlán||Wesley Sneijder||David Villa|
The Golden Boot or Golden Shoe Award goes to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup. It was introduced at the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
If there is more than one player with the same amount of goals, the tie-breaker goes to the player who has contributed the most assists (with the FIFA Technical Study Group deciding whether an assist is to be counted as such). If there is still more than one player, the tie-breaker goes to the player who has played the least amount of time.
|World Cup||Golden Boot||Goals||Silver Boot||Goals||Bronze Boot||Goals|
|1930 Uruguay||Guillermo Stábile||8||Pedro Cea||5|| Bert Patenaude
|1934 Italy||Oldřich Nejedlý||5(1)|| Edmund Conen
|4|| Leopold Kielholz
|1938 France||Leônidas da Silva||7(2)||Gyula Zsengellér||6|| Silvio Piola
|1950 Brazil||Ademir||9(3)|| Estanislao Basora
|5|| Francisco Aramburu
|1954 Switzerland||Sándor Kocsis||11|| Josef Hügi
|6|| Robert Ballaman
|1958 Sweden||Just Fontaine||13|| Pelé
|1962 Chile|| Garrincha
|3|| Jaime Ramírez
|1966 England||Eusébio||9||Helmut Haller||6|| Franz Beckenbauer
|1970 Mexico||Gerd Müller||10||Jairzinho||7||Teófilo Cubillas||5|
|1974 West Germany||Grzegorz Lato||7|| Johan Neeskens
|5|| Ralf Edström
|1978 Argentina||Mario Kempes||6|| Teófilo Cubillas
|5|| Hans Krankl
Since FIFA and adidas became partners over 30 years ago, the award’s official name is “adidas Golden Shoe”.
|World Cup||Golden Shoe||Goals||Silver Shoe||Goals||Bronze Shoe||Goals|
|1982 Spain||Paolo Rossi||6||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||5||Zico Zbigniew Boniek||4|
|1986 Mexico||Gary Lineker||6|| Diego Maradona
|5|| Jorge Valdano
Preben Elkjaer Larsen
|1990 Italy||Salvatore Schillaci||6||Tomáš Skuhravý||5|| Roger Milla
|1994 USA|| Hristo Stoichkov
|5|| Gabriel Batistuta
|1998 France||Davor Šuker||6|| Gabriel Batistuta
|2002 South Korea/Japan||Ronaldo||8(5)|| Rivaldo
|5|| Jon Dahl Tomasson
|2006 Germany||Miroslav Klose||5||Hernán Crespo||3||Ronaldo||3|
|2010 South Africa||Thomas Müller||5(6)||David Villa||5||Wesley Sneijder||5|
1 FIFA initially credited Nejedlý with only four goals, which would make him joint top scorer with Angelo Schiavio of Italy and Edmund Conen of Germany. However, FIFA changed it to five goals in November 2006, making Nejedlý the outright top scorer.
2 FIFA initially credited Leônidas with eight goals. However, in November 2006, FIFA confirmed that in the quarter-final tie against Czechoslovakia, he scored once, not twice as FIFA had originally recorded, meaning he scored only seven goals in total. Moreover, in some sources, Leônidas was mis-credited one Brazilian goal in the first-round match against Poland, scoring four goals instead of three in the match.
3 There was controversy regarding how many goals Brazilian Ademir Menezes scored in 1950, because of incomplete data concerning the Final Round game Brazil vs. Spain (6:1). The first goal had been credited as an own goal by Spanish defender Parra, and the 5:0 goal had been credited to Jair. However, recently FIFA credited Ademir with both these goals. The next highest scorers in the World Cup scored five goals each.
4 Salenko is the only player to win the award playing for a team that were eliminated in the group stages. His six goals are the only international goals he ever scored.
5 During the tournament, after the group stage match against Costa Rica, Ronaldo logged a protest against the crediting of a goal as own goal, and FIFA granted him the change.
6 Müller, Villa, Sneijder and Diego Forlán tied with 5 goals. Müller won by virtue of having more assists (3) than the rest (each had 1). Villa won Silver due to playing fewer minutes than Sneidjer, and Sneijder won Bronze for having played fewer minutes than Forlán.
The Golden Glove Award is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament. Before 2010, the award was named the Yashin Award in honour of the late goalkeeper Lev Yashin (USSR). The FIFA Technical Study Group recognizes the top goalkeeper of the tournament based on the player’s performance throughout the final competition. Although goalkeepers have this specific award for their position, they are still eligible for the Golden Ball as well, as when Oliver Kahn was awarded in 2002. Although the Golden Glove Award was first awarded in 1994, every All-Star Team in World Cups prior to 1998 included only one goalkeeper.
|World Cup||Goalkeeper included in the All-Star Team|
|1930 Uruguay||Enrique Ballesteros|
|1934 Italy||Ricardo Zamora|
|1938 France||František Plánička|
|1950 Brazil||Roque Máspoli|
|1954 Switzerland||Gyula Grosics|
|1958 Sweden||Harry Gregg|
|1962 Chile||Viliam Schrojf|
|1966 England||Gordon Banks|
|1970 Mexico||Ladislao Mazurkiewicz|
|1974 West Germany||Jan Tomaszewski|
|1978 Argentina||Ubaldo Fillol|
|1982 Spain||Dino Zoff|
|1986 Mexico||Harald Schumacher|
|1990 Italy||Sergio Goycochea|
The Yashin Award was first awarded in 1994.
|World Cup||Yashin Award winner|
|1994 USA||Michel Preud’homme|
|1998 France||Fabien Barthez|
|2002 Korea/Japan||Oliver Kahn|
|2006 Germany||Gianluigi Buffon|
The award was renamed the Golden Glove Award in 2010.
|World Cup||Golden Glove Award winner|
|2010 South Africa||Iker Casillas|
Best Young Player Award
The Best Young Player award was awarded for the first time at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and given to Germany’s Lukas Podolski. The award is given to the best player in the tournament who is at most 21 years old. For the 2006 FIFA World Cup this meant that the player had to have been born on or after 1 January 1985. The election took place on FIFA’s official World Cup website with the help of The FIFA Technical Study Group.
FIFA organized a survey on the Internet for users to choose the “best young player” of the World Cup, between 1958 and 2002, named the best young player of each tournament. With 61% of the overall vote, the winner was Pelé, who finished ahead of the Peruvian Teófilo Cubillas, the best young player at Mexico 1970, and England’s Michael Owen, who reached similar heights at France 98.
|World Cup||Young Player||Age|
|1962 Chile||Flórián Albert||20|
|1966 England||Franz Beckenbauer||20|
|1970 Mexico||Teofilo Cubillas||21|
|1974 West Germany||Władysław Żmuda||20|
|1978 Argentina||Antonio Cabrini||20|
|1982 Spain||Manuel Amoros||21|
|1986 Mexico||Enzo Scifo||20|
|1990 Italy||Robert Prosinečki||21|
|1994 USA||Marc Overmars||21|
|1998 France||Michael Owen||18|
|2002 Korea/Japan||Landon Donovan||20|
The Best Young Player Award was first awarded in 2006.
|World Cup||Best Young Player Award||Age|
|2006 Germany||Lukas Podolski||21|
|2010 South Africa||Thomas Müller ||20|
FIFA Best Young Players Winners 
FIFA Fair Play Trophy
The FIFA Fair Play Trophy is given to the team with the best record of fair play during the World Cup final tournament. Only teams that qualified for the second round are considered. The winners of this award earn the FIFA Fair Play Trophy, a diploma, a fair play medal for each player and official, and $50,000 worth of football equipment to be used for youth development.
The appearance of the award was originally a certificate but from 1982-1994 it had been a golden trophy based on Sport Billy, a well known football-playing cartoon character from 1982 who became an icon for FIFA Fair play. More recently it is simply a trophy with an elegant footballer figure. Peru was the first nation to win the award after receiving no yellow or red cards in the 1970 FIFA World Cup held in Mexico.
Peru’s FIFA Fair Play trophy award. Peru won the award after receiving no yellow or red cards in the tournament.
|World Cup||FIFA Fair Play Trophy Winners|
|1998 France|| England
|2006 Germany|| Brazil
|2010 South Africa||Spain|
Most Entertaining Team
The FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team is a fairly new accolade for the FIFA World Cup. It is a subjectively awarded prize for the team which has done the most to entertain the public with a positive approach to the game. The award is always organized through public participation in a poll.
|World Cup||Most Entertaining Team Award|
|2002 Korea/Japan||Korea Republic|
FIFA Awards for Most Entertaining Team 
The All-Star Team, currently named after its current sponsor MasterCard All-Star Team, is a team of the best 23 players, chosen by FIFA’s technical study group, from the World Cup Finals. The number of players was expanded from 11 to 16 at the 1998 finals, and then to the current 23. Before 1998, journalists and experts chose a “Dream Team” with outstanding players from each playing position. The teams were chosen mostly by European and South American journalists.
|1930 Uruguay||Enrique Ballesteros|| José Nasazzi
| Luis Monti
| Pedro Cea
|1934 Italy||Ricardo Zamora|| Jacinto Quincoces
| Luis Monti
| Giuseppe Meazza
|1938 France||František Plánička|| Pietro Rava
Domingos da Guia
| Michele Andreolo
| Silvio Piola
|1950 Brazil||Roque Máspoli|| Erik Nilsson
| Obdulio Varela
| Alcides Ghiggia
Juan Alberto Schiaffino
|1954 Switzerland||Gyula Grosics|| Ernst Ocwirk
| Fritz Walter
| Helmut Rahn
|1958 Sweden||Harry Gregg|| Djalma Santos
| Danny Blanchflower
|1962 Chile||Viliam Schrojf|| Djalma Santos
|1966 England||Gordon Banks|| George Cohen
| Franz Beckenbauer
| Florian Albert
|1970 Mexico||Ladislao Mazurkiewicz|| Carlos Alberto
|1974 West Germany||Jan Tomaszewski|| Berti Vogts
| Wolfgang Overath
| Rob Rensenbrink
|1978 Argentina||Ubaldo Fillol|| Berti Vogts
| Franco Causio
|1982 Spain||Dino Zoff|| Luizinho
| Zbigniew Boniek
| Paolo Rossi
|1986 Mexico||Harald Schumacher|| Josimar
| Jan Ceulemans
| Preben Elkjær Larsen
|1990 Italy||Sergio Goycochea|| Andreas Brehme
| Diego Maradona
| Salvatore Schillaci
|1994 USA||Michel Preud’homme|| Jorginho
|1998 France|| Fabien Barthez
José Luis Chilavert
| Roberto Carlos
Frank de Boer
|2002 Korea/Japan|| Oliver Kahn
| Roberto Carlos
El Hadji Diouf
|2006 Germany|| Gianluigi Buffon
| Roberto Ayala
| Zé Roberto
| Hernán Crespo
Only two players have been named in three separate All-Star teams: Franz Beckenbauer of West Germany, who was included in 1966, 1970, and 1974, and Djalma Santos in 1954, 1958 and 1962. 18 others have been named to two separate All-Star teams: Luis Monti (1930 and 1934; however, in 1930, he was representing Argentina while in 1934 he represented Italy); Garrincha (1958 and 1962); Pelé (1958 and 1970); Bobby Charlton (1966 and 1970); Teofilo Cubillas (1970 and 1978); Ruud Krol and Rob Rensenbrink (1974 and 1978); Berti Vogts (1974 and 1978); Paolo Rossi (1978 and 1982); Michel Platini (1982 and 1986); Diego Maradona (1986 and 1990); Paolo Maldini (1990 and 1994); Dunga (1994 and 1998); Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, and Ronaldo (1998 and 2002); Lilian Thuram and Zinedine Zidane (1998 and 2006); Michael Ballack and Miroslav Klose (2002 and 2006).
Pelé is the only player to be named in All-Star teams 12 years apart (1958 and 1970).
Italy in 2006, Uruguay in 1930 and 1950, and Germany in 2006 are the only teams to have had a player in every position on the All-Star Team.
Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 2006 have the most players elected to the All-Star Team with 7 players each.
34 different Brazilian players were named in All-Star teams, Brazil is also the nation with most nominations with 42 nominees.
Only two Asian players have been named in All-Star teams, Hong Myung-Bo and Yoo Sang-Chul of South Korea. Both were selected in 2002.
Uniquely, brothers Brian Laudrup and Michael Laudrup were both selected for the All Star Team from Denmark in 1998 FIFA World Cup.